Poems of the Week

Silent Salientia

by Alex Steelsmith

“A newfound species of frog doesn’t ribbit. In fact, it doesn’t make any sound at all. …
It joins a group of seven other voiceless frog species… [that] are endangered
or vulnerable.”
Science News

voiceless amphibians
hiding in waterways
silently soak.

Paradox: given their
scientists worry the
species will croak.